Pennsylvania DUI and Drug-Related Truck Accident Lawyers
The Pennsylvania DUI and drug-related truck accident lawyers at the law firm of Cherry Injury Law know all too well the consequences suffered by innocent victims of Pennsylvania DUI and drug-related truck accidents. This personal injury law firm is committed to ensuring that these victims and their families obtain the compensation to which they are entitled to under the law.
Everyone knows that a driver of any vehicle should never drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Yet, drivers impaired by drugs or alcohol were involved in more than 12,750 vehicle crashes in 2008, resulting in 534 deaths according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s records. Each day, according to PennDOT, there was an average of 35 alcohol-related traffic crashes in Pennsylvania with an average of 1.5 persons dead and 26 injured.
What happens when a truck driver operates his vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs? All drivers are impaired when they are driving under the influence; truck drivers are no different. Their perception of traffic, weather conditions, road conditions, lights and other vehicles are hindered. Their ability to control the big rigs diminishes greatly, and vastly reduces their decision-making ability, often a matter of life or death. They are less able to control speed, respond to traffic around them, navigate curves or upgrades and make the split-second decisions that truck drivers make all the time.
But a truck driver who is operating his vehicle while impaired is gambling not with a 3,000 pound automobile, but with a truck that can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. The truck driver who drives under the influence of drugs or alcohol essentially turns his vehicle into an enormous weapon. This is a great injustice because of the vulnerability of much smaller vehicles on the road. Usually, occupants are fatally injured in automobile accidents caused by impaired truck drivers. The sheer size of the truck involved determines the outcome as the much smaller automobile doesn’t stand a chance.
If a DUI or drug-related truck accident injured you or a loved one has been injured or killed because of a truck driver operating his vehicle while impaired, you are entitled to compensation for your loss. Please contact the experienced, skilled Pennsylvania DUI and drug-related truck accident attorneys at Pennsylvania’s Cherry Injury Law for a free consultation. Let us help you get the recovery to which you are entitled.
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If you have been seriously injured in the state of Pennsylvania by the negligence of another and if you have questions or concerns about your legal rights, please don’t hesitate to call. Our Pennsylvania injury attorneys are available 24 hours a day to speak with you, and we welcome all calls at no charge. Contact us today at 610-565-0300.